Posts Tagged: palm trees

UF/IFAS hires full time botanist to help the public with plant identification

Plant ID Service Announcement For the first time in nearly three decades, the UF/IFAS Plant Identification and Information Service now has a full-time extension botanist. This new hire will help everyone (business & public) to identify plants and problems associated with them on a regular basis where before there was nowhere to go. Marc Frank,… Read more »

February’s tips & tricks for South Florida landscapes

How cold temperatures affect palms and how to treat them following a cold weather event. Types of Cold Damage There are essentially three types of cold weather events that can injure palms. Chilling injury occurs in tropical species at temperatures above freezing and occasionally as high as 50°F. However, the absolute temperature at which chilling… Read more »

El Niños effect on South Florida this winter

El Niño Typical January-March weather pattern during an El Niño event. Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration You may have heard reports that we’re in an El Niño year, or experiencing an El Niño event. However, you may not know what exactly El Niño is or how it will effect South Florida gardening. It’s a… Read more »